6 Problems With Nose Breathing

  1. Excessive inspiratory effort is required;
  2. It does not, as some believe, “open the pharyngeal resonators;”
  3. It takes too long;
  4. It is noisy;
  5. It tends to tense and raise the chest, and
  6. It prohibits respiratory parts set in motion during inspiration from recovering in time to make swift, easy adjustments for phonation.


Taken from “A Dictionary of Vocal Terminology” by Cornelius Reid.